For retired professional and businessmen


Welcome to our website. Our Club was formed in 1993 and is based in Congleton, an attractive old market town in south Cheshire.

We are a very active group and ensure that membership is a great way of enjoying fellowship and becoming involved in various trips, visits and other social activities.

Visitors from other Probus Clubs are most welcome - please contact our Secretary in the first instance.

Upcoming Events

Fri 12 Oct 2018
Golf match
Mon 15 Oct 2018
Monthly meeting
Wed 17 Oct 2018
Autumn lunch
Mon 19 Nov 2018
Monthly meeting
Mon 17 Dec 2018
Monthly meeting

Press releases: news

The speaker at our meeting on Monday the 19th of June will be Bob Kermeen and his subject will be ‘Who killed Dr. Kelly?’ Bob writes under the pseudonym of R.W. Kay and has previously given us talks on the subjects of ‘War Gaming’ and also ‘Iraq from WW1 to Saddam Hussein’.

Our speaker for the 15th of May will be John Doughty, who is actually a registered tour guide and is a Lancastrian, born in Blackpool and who has lived all his professional life in the Manchester area. After a career in education where he taught in State schools, Independent schools, Outdoor Education Centres and University Departments of Continuing Education, he qualified as a Registered Tour Guide. As a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, and an Accredited Guide of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, he offers a number of illustrated talks and guided walks.

Congleton Dane Probus Club held their monthly meeting at the Lion and Swan on Monday the 23rd of April and Vice Chairman Trevor Adams  and opened the meeting by welcoming the members and Cat Allen, the speaker for the day.

Our speaker on the 20th of March will be Peter Webb and his subject will be ‘Fracking’.

Peter Webb started in geology at the age of 4, when he collected his first fossils in his back garden in Worthing, at the foot of the South Downs.  He graduated from London University in 1967 with a BSc in Geology, and then spent 4 years in Kenya doing a PhD on the rift valley volcanics.

Congleton Dane Probus Club held their monthly meeting at Lion & Swan Hotel on Monday 16th January 2017. Chairman Paul Hibbert welcomed members. Two of founding members Peter Jordan and Alan Topliss passed away and members observed silence in their memory.